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"Some people in the legislature
want to spread the funding cuts ... to
all areas of the budget, including
higher education," he said. "We
have to make sure that higher educa-
tion doesn't suffer as a result of this
effort to fix Michigan's financial
University President James
Duderstadt expressed gratitude to-
ward Engler for sparing the
University from an expected 5 per-
cent budget cut.
"The governor and the legislature
have made education a priority for
the people of Michigan and have re-
ordered expenditures to build a bet-
ter future for our great state," he
said. "Today's action reflects
Governor Engler's continuing com-
mitment to education and his belief
that we must make investments in
our future, while meeting the press-
ing demands of our people today."
Kennedy said the state legislature
has approved next year's state bud-
get, which will not increase funding
to the University.
"Next year's budget itself is
through both houses and has been
adopted with a zero percent in-
crease," he said.
Regent Neal Nielsen (R-
Brighton) said the University should
try to help the state remedy its finan-
cial problems by sending faculty
members with expert knowledge of
economic issues to work with state
lawmakers and confront these prob-
"We should look into the possi-
bility of using our faculty and staff
to go to the Senate and House of
Representatives on a yearly basis to
work on this problem," he said.
"This plan will open the doors for
communication, and make the gov-
ernment and the University more ac-
cessible to each other."
At yesterday's meeting, the re-
gents also unanimously passed a
resolution commending the basket-
ball team for its outstanding season.
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and so (former Councilmember)
Mark Ouimet asked me to run," he
"I didn't like the high taxes, and
basically the fiscal stuff going on in
the city," Fink said.
He said the council should avoid
controversial social issues and he
expressed a concern that basic city
services were not adequately
funded, despite a high tax rate.
"It was a 'basics' issue," Fink
said. "Improving the basics was one
of my concerns."
Fink referred to roads, bridges,
sewer, fire, police, and court ser-
vices as basic city services he is
concerned with improving.
Fink complained the past City
Council spent too much time on
"less important activities."
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said. "But from (the campaign
staff's) perspective, knowing how
much work we put in, we felt very
confident. You could overcome a
list of negatives, like my age and
being a Democrat, by putting a lot
of effort into it."
Nicolas did not jump up and
down or scream or celebrate after
his win. Control is part of his na-
"That's just part of my personal-
ity," Nicolas said, and added that
his calm outlook will be beneficial
to the counc;.
"I'll be able to look at an issue
and break it down without making
attacks and criticizing," he said.
"That's something the council
"I don't think so much time
should have been spent on the issue
of Domestic Partnership. This is not
a city issue. City Council should
not have spent so much time with
it," Fink said.
Fink, 44, has been married for
17 years, and has two young
daughters. He was born and raised
in Ann Arbor and then moved to
Boulder, Colo., where he attended
the University of Colorado and
obtained a Bachelor's Degree in
He returned to Ann Arbor to ob-
tain his Master's Degree in finance
from the University's Business
Fink moved back to Colorado
for 10 years to work for a computer
firm, and then lived in London,
England for four years, working for
the same company, in charge of
their European treasury. He moved
back to Ann Arbor in 1985 to start
his own business, the Galt Com-
pany, which is involved in real es-
tate investing, and acts as a sales
representative for automotive com-
Second Ward Councilmember
Kirk Dodge, the only other Repub-
lican council member, expressed
the difficulties in store for the Re-
publican voices serving on the
council this year.
"It is definitely going to make
our job harder, now that there are
only two of us," Dodge said.
Fink expressed optimism
regarding his coming term. The
council is having its first joint
caucus before a regular session,
between both parties next week.
"I want to get my point of view
heard to the rest of council," Fink
needs more of ... We have to be
able to seperate the person from the
issue and have to be able to work
with one another."
Nicolas said he might consider a
future political career, but for now
it is too early to tell.
"All I can do right now is serve
my first term on council," he said.
"And see if that works ... So far
I'm enjoying it."
Nicolas recited the oath of office
Monday night on his 22nd birthday
and said he wants to put the elec-
tion behind him and continue com-
municating with his constituents.
Nicolas, born in Lebanon, grew
up in Rochester, N.Y., and moved
to Ann Arbor to attend the
University in 1988. The 20
Advanced Placement credits he
earned in high school and the two
summers he spent studing at the
University enabled him to graduate
and begin the joint public policy
graduate program last year.
Nicolas will recieve his Master's
Degree in public policy in May.
"When I'm not cracking the
books," he said, "I'm keeping up
with (political issues) on the fed-
eral, state and local level."
Running for the City Council, he
said, seemed like a natural idea.
"I'm willing to try and learn as
much as I can about an issue,"
Nicolas said. "I don't want to be
someone who sits in City Hall and
says, 'I know the best way to do
things.' I'm the kind of person who
will listen first and talk later."
Councilmember Thais Peterson
(D-5th Ward) agreed. "Peter
Nicolas is terrific," she said. "He's
smart. He's poised, ready-to-go,
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the crime if there is no criminal in-
tent, and the accused is seeking to
prevent a greater harm," Reno said.
She added that the only precedent
for rejecting the necessity defense
was if the issue concerned had been
the subject of "exhaustive legislation
Reno provided a letter by a
member of the Ann Arbor Board of
Education stating the board is partic-
ipating in a great deal of discussion
on condom distribution due to
Reno said this proved previous
debate on the topic was not
Prosecutor Thomas Blessing at-
tempted to refute those arguments,
amid hisses and boos from
He said the greater harm pre-
vented by Maurer was not imminent,
but merely hypothetical.
"The defense's interpretation
would allow someone to go into a
private home to stop teenagers from
engaging in sexual activity,"
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Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor) echoed University President
James Duderstadt's statement
Wednesday that the board would be
unlikely to change the bylaw.
Baker said other policies and
University guidelines took care of
problems stemming from
discrimination based on sexual
"There are whole other structures
Connors ruled the deciding factor
with the necessity defense was if the
debate on the subject had been
He accepted arguments made by
the defense that the jury - not the
judge - should decide if the greater
harm was imminent.
Gallagher argued that by dis-
tributing condoms, Maurer was ex-
pressing an opinion protected by the
However, Blessing contended the
students were a captive audience be-
cause they were compelled to attend
school by law.
Blessing's motion to reject these
arguments also cited a Michigan
Statute that says, "a person shall not
dispense or distribute, within a pub-
lic school, family planning devices."
Gallagher said Maurer was not
actually within a public school, but
in front of it.
Judge Connor decided to post-
pone a ruling on the First
Amendment issue and rule on the
admissibility of both arguments at
around anti-harassment," he said.
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann
Arbor) said although he could not
speak for the board, he viewed a
change as unlikely. He said
amending the bylaw would not have
an impact on people's behavior.
"I don't know what the tenor of
the board would be just now," he
said. "I don't see any reason to
believe that changing that portion of
the bylaw would have some effect
on that type of uncivilized
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